by Ann Clary and C. Darren Butler GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. New Year’s Resolution 4: Grow California Native and Mediterranean Plants. Will plants sold at local gardening centers and nurseries thrive in your garden or landscape? Often they will, but in […]
GardenZeus receives commissions for purchases made through links in this post. There is no additional cost to you. Many might think of January as a slow month in the Mediterranean garden, as even in mild Mediterranean climates, January often brings cool, rainy weather. Yet there is much to do in January to prepare plants for […]
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 3: Water Plants and Trees Deeply. “How often and how much do plants and trees need to be watered?” is both one of the simplest and most-complex questions for gardeners. The simple answer is that most plants should be watered to the entire depth of their roots, then not watered again until […]
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 2: Compost More Household and Garden Waste. All life on Earth is made of the same building blocks, the organic elements. These include carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and many more that are recognizable to gardeners. Composting is the process of breaking down organic matter, which is any material that was once alive […]
New Year’s Gardening Resolution 1: Focus on soil, not plants. Everything that gardening experts, books, and if you’re lucky enough to have one, a gardening parent or grandparent, have told you that you need to do for plants, you actually need to do for soil. Are you worried about watering your plants? Shift your worry […]
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